TOPshots 2017-18: celebrating emerging artists
15 June 2018 to 15 July 2018
Over the past ten years MGA has celebrated the work of emerging photomedia artists with the annual TOPshots award and exhibition. TOPshots showcases artwork produced by students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects of Art, Media and Studio Arts. Each of these subjects has a different focus within the broader course of arts education offered to Victorian secondary school students, making the TOPshots exhibition an exciting overview of different creative trajectories.
The artworks displayed in this exhibition offer little more than a glimpse of the year-long course of study each of these young artists has undertaken. It would be remiss not to mention the laborious nature of each of these subjects and the hours spent testing, refining and creating final folio pieces and documenting creative processes in visual diaries.
MGA is proud to have the opportunity to acknowledge the excellence of young photomedia artists in our community, and welcome our visitors to take inspiration from the creative potential that TOPshots 2018 represents.
The finalists for TOPshots 2017-18 are:
Natalie Bocquet Princes Hill Secondary College
Marek Dague Princes Hill Secondary College
Lacey Gilbert Luther College
Holli Hickman Caulfield Grammar School
Sam Hooper Scotch colloege
Chris Jackson Scotch College
Ben Macri Marcellin College
Isabella Murray-Goold St Paul's Anglican Grammar School
Cam Myers Woodleigh School
Helen Nguyen Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak
Bryce Peatling Beaconhills College
Sophie Smith Melbourne Girls Grammar
Nikita Smith Vermont Secondary College
Emily Tolan St Margaret's School
Letran Truong Wellington Secondary College
Jamie Tung Luther College
Courtney Turner Kingswood College
Amanda Twigg Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak